- Conference date: 5–6 November 2010
- Location: Florence, (Italy)
Introduction. Newer and newer technologies have been widely developed in recent years due to increasing need for aesthetic medicine procedures. Less invasive methods of skin imperfection and time‐related lesions removal, IPL (Intense Pulse Light) being one of them, are gaining more and more interest. The shorter the “downtime” for the patient is and the more efficient the procedure results, the more popular the method becomes. Materials and methods_Authors analyse the results of treatment of a 571 patients‐group (501 women and 70 men) aged 5–72 years in the period: October 2006–August 2010. IPL™ Quantum (Lumenis Ltd.) device with 560 nm. cut‐off filter was used. Results. The results were regarded as: very good, good or satisfying (%):Skin photoaging symptomes 37/40/23, Isolated facial dyschromia 30/55/25, Isolated facial erythema 62/34/4, Lower limbs teleangiectasia 12/36/52, Keratosis solaris on hands 100/‐/‐. Approximately half of the patients developed transitory erythema and 25%‐ transitory, mild, circumscribed oedema. Following undesirable effects were noted: skin thermal irritation (6,1% of the patients) and skin hypopigmentation (2% of the patients). Discussion. Results and post‐treatment management proposed by authors are similar to those reported by other authors. Conclusions. Treatment results of the 571‐patients group prove IPL to be a very efficient method of non‐ablative skin rejuvenation. It turned out effective also in lower limbs teleangiectasia treatment. It presents low risk of transitory and mild side effects. Futhermore, with short or no downtime, it is well‐tolerated by the patients.
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